During a Fox News interview on Sunday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts revealed that President Biden had not been to a single one of the weekly calls his administration has with the government and explained that is why Biden was attempting to impose controversial measures like a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace played a clip of Biden saying, “Have at it. Look, I am so disappointed that, particularly some Republican governors, have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities.”
Wallace then asked Gov. Ricketts, “are you being cavalier with the health of your communities?”
“What we’re doing is focusing on preserving our hospital capacity, which we have successfully done here in Nebraska,” Ricketts responded.
“We’ve got the third, we’re tied for the third lowest mortality rate of any state in the country for people who have contracted COVID-19, and so we protected that hospital capacity to provide that care,” he continued. “And again, we can look at the data specifically around children and see the risks. Last year in Nebraska, if you were aged 10-19, you were 26 times more likely to die in a car accident than you were of COVID-19.”
Ricketts added, “So, the president should look at the data and maybe the president should attend one of the weekly calls his administration has with all the governors — he’s not been on one yet since he’s been president — and maybe talk to some of the governors and ask them about what’s going on in their states, because he appears to be pretty ignorant of what’s going on in places like Nebraska.”
Last week, Biden announced that he would be requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to require their employees to be fully vaccinated.
“I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week,” Biden said during a press conference. “The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers.”